Divine Office

Divine Office

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The Best Catholic iPhone and iPad App is finally available for your Android Phone! [About.com Reader's Choice Awards 2011/2012/2013 winner]. This app is an opportunity for you to participate in the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours: the public prayer of the Christian community.

Hours included for each day are:
* Invitatory
* Office of Readings
* Morning Prayer
* Daytime Prayer - text only, no audio
* Evening Prayer
* Night Prayer

This app will automatically update its content while you are running it with an Internet connection.

This App is an audio and text version of the official set of daily prayers from the Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church (Breviary). It wirelessly downloads several days of prayers at a time, without the need for synchronization or access to a computer.

For clergy required to pray the Liturgy of the Hours daily, or laity who recite the daily prayers to maintain their intimate connection with God, The Divine Office App is designed to make praying more convenient, enjoyable, and simple enough for anyone to use. It automatically downloads the appropriate prayers for each office, every day of the year, including Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials.

The Divine Office App uses the current four-volume Liturgy of the Hours with a bias towards the USA calendar. This version is the official prayer book of the Catholic Church, however, it is suitable for those following Eastern Orthodox and Anglican traditions.

When St. Paul advises us in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to “pray without ceasing,” he intends more than simply bowing our heads and speaking to God on a regular basis. He means for us to adopt an ongoing attitude of prayer that is a way of life and a constant intercession for the salvation of all mankind.

As the mystical body of Christ prays in unison, it fulfills what Paul advises as Christian conduct, that believers at once pray for the good of themselves, their neighbors, and the world. In this way, prayers become liturgy, a way to fulfill our divine calling and a practical approach for addressing the suffering of the world.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2011 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Recently changed in this version

1.3.5 Fixed scroll flickering on Android 4 with GPU
1.3.4 Share through SMS crash fix.
1.3.3 New font switcher better supports HD displays, improved caching avoids "blank screen" issue.
1.3.0 Landscape support, bug fixes.

Previous updates: Fixes for wrong date, Daytime prayers, Number of people in prayer shown in the title bar, background playback & downloads, WiFi Only saves data plan limits, PLAY-PAUSE-DOWNLOAD button works on screens unresponsive near corners.

Comments and ratings for Divine Office
  • (70 stars)

    by Erica Entwistle on 10/04/2014

    I really love this app I listen t o it every single day. It has helped deepen my prayer life immeasurably. My only complaint is that there is one female voice on there that is impossibly dramatic and completely takes me out of the prayer. Have to turn t

  • (70 stars)

    by Kev B on 01/04/2014

    Not downloading after two "factory resets" which is the very reason I bought the app instead of using the website. Disappointing.

  • (70 stars)

    by Chee Kweei Fong on 31/03/2014

    Just purchased the application last month and now it couldn't download the content. The contents (words & audio) are empty... Had tried everthing from reset, restart, uninstall & reinstall.. But still the contents are empty... Can't pray at all. Please fi

  • (70 stars)

    by Christopher McQuade on 27/03/2014

    Of you like prayer this app is for you.

  • (70 stars)

    by Godwin Nwachukwu on 07/03/2014

    This is a must have for every devout catholic

  • (70 stars)

    by Janelle Wingert on 05/03/2014

    This very expensive app even when purchased on sale for Lent is not working. Just crashes after opening up. All I am able to do is send a report. cannot even clean the cache.

  • (70 stars)

    by Jim Stowe on 03/03/2014

    It differs too much from the version of the Office we use. As such not much use in community. Further note must agree with previous reviews regarding voices of actors. They are not helpful in the exaggerated way they say the psalms and canticles.